Datapipe: Elevating Federal Cloud Security to a New Level

Datapipe: Elevating Federal Cloud Security to a New Level

Robb Allen, Founder and CEO, DatapipeRobb Allen, Founder and CEO
Quite often, federal agencies encounter restrictions around budget and staffing inefficiency that influence their IT infrastructure and other technology decisions. Governmental organizations also need to comply with stringent data security and privacy requirements, while handling information that contains personal data that could affect domestic or international security. But federal and governmental agencies being traditionally marked by behind-the-times technical infrastructures, struggle to keep pace with companies in other sectors in terms of development and outcomes. Datapipe Government Solutions, a Datapipe subsidiary, assists government IT teams to deploy and manage highly-secure cloud, dedicated, and hybrid infrastructure. With over a decade of experience serving government IT departments and agencies, “Datapipe consistently helps customers meet the stringent security and availability requirements,” says Robb Allen, Founder and CEO, Datapipe.

Datapipe provides Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)-compliant SaaS offering by partnering with Systems Integrators (SIs) and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), working directly or indirectly with the U.S. federal government and cabinet-level agencies in more than 30 States. It allows companies to launch public sector offerings more quickly, lessening the IT workload for government agencies and their partners. Datapipe’s PaaS solution Federal Community Cloud Platform (FCCP) blends public cloud’s efficiency and scalability with private cloud’s robust security and compliance to meet the evolving requirements of agencies. FCCP is composed of a comprehensive list of compute and virtualization functions, device support, and software to ensure that the virtual infrastructure database is FedRAMP compliant. It provides a common interface, tools, and processes across multiple infrastructures and locations.

Understanding the complexity and importance of FISMA compliance to secure sensitive government data, Datapipe has developed comprehensive compliance management solutions for government agencies and ISVs, SIs, and value-added resellers.

Datapipe consistently helps customers meet the stringent security and availability requirements

“Our private cloud and dedicated hosting solutions meet or exceed regulatory standards, while delivering superior security and performance,” says Allen. In addition to providing core compute, storage, and network resources, Datapipe also offers a suite of FISMA compliant services that includes audit and engineering support, and assessment and authorization documentation. “We manage an organization’s private cloud or dedicated hosting environment and administer ongoing FISMA compliance monitoring and reporting,” he adds.

Over the years, Datapipe has worked with several U.S. government departments like Department of Treasury, Veterans Affairs, Justice, Homeland Security, Energy, Central Intelligence Agency and more. All the managed solutions provided by Datapipe are backed by a team of experienced engineers and security professionals that is responsible for successful end-to-end implementation and administration. Recently, Datapipe, in conjunction with a professional services firm TechAnax, has signed Northeast Region 4 Data Center Hosting and Support Services contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The company is responsible for planning and executing data center migration and ongoing hosting support services, while facilitating the transition and ongoing data center monitoring. This undertaking would help the Department of Veterans Affairs to maximize capacity utilization, improve IT flexibility and responsiveness, at minimal cost.

The company’s operations are based on ‘Operational Empathy’ where they develop a deep understanding of clients’ business challenges and objectives and help them achieve their goals. “We will continue to enable our clients to realize their potential by harnessing the power of their operational data, the performance of our network, and the experience of our team,” ends Allen.